The CPA Advantage Program

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A winning strategic partnership

The CPA Advantage Program facilitates collaboration between employers and CPA Alberta to raise awareness about the CPA designation and the profession of accounting in the province. In return, employers receive the following benefits:

Advantage Program Benefits 

  • Networking: Invitation to exclusive events
  • Guidance: Onsite lunch-and-learn information sessions about CPA education programs to support employee professional development
  • Discover: Explore the volunteer opportunities available at CPA Alberta’s recruitment events
  • Advising: One-on-one advising sessions with CPA Alberta staff members to answer questions about the CPA designation
  • Recognition: Recognition on the CPA Alberta website, including corporate profile and logo
  • Reach: Exposure to Alberta CPAs through social media and the CPA Alberta job board
  • Support: Support and guidance to assist employees earn their CPA Practical Experience Requirements
  • Exposure: Opportunity to be acknowledged in Dividends, CPA Alberta’s member magazine distributed to over 29,000 CPAs across the province

Become an Advantage Employer

Below are some of the ways you can participate in the CPA Advantage Program:

  • Volunteer at CPA Alberta recruitment events
  • Host onsite lunch and learns, and one-on-one CPA advising sessions
  • Participate in CPA Alberta research surveys and provide insights and opinions
  • Participate in the CPA mentorship program
  • Exhibit at Meet Your Employer

To learn more, please email advantageprogram@cpaalberta.ca

What our partners are saying about the Advantage Program:


Jeannette Blumentrath

Jeannette Blumentrath,
Director of HR and Partnership Governance, Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP (KRP)

“I have worked with the CPA Advantage Program team for over seven years. Collaborating with the group has allowed our firm to stay on top of the latest professional requirements, trends and opportunities that support our existing students and allow us to recruit new ones! The CPA Advantage Program brings relevant exposure to employers and students through many events and sessions which include recruitment events, information sessions and volunteer events. We’ve taken advantage of all these opportunities and have a stronger market position as a result!” The annual ‘Meet Your Employer’ event is an excellent opportunity for employers to meet prospective students and qualified candidates, and/or build relations with other training offices. I highly recommend the program to other employers."



Harman

Harman Dhesi, CPA Candidate,
Accounting Clerk, Summit Valve Controls

"The CPA Advantage Program provided knowledge and information regarding all aspects of the CPA program in detail. It allowed my colleagues and me to save time and have all our questions answered in the comfort of our own work environment. CPA Alberta also offers support and assistance for prospective students, which positively impacted my decision to continue on to become a CPA. Overall, great experience and we will continue to support this initiative!”



Mark Donnelly

Mark Donnelly CPA, CA,
Director, ATB Capital

"As a volunteer, I’ve had many opportunities to attend CPA Alberta events. Interacting with aspiring CPAs and students of the profession is a rewarding experience and the best way to give back to a profession that has provided me so much.”



Jade Ji

Jade Ji CPA, CGA ,
Senior Financial Analyst, Champion Petfoods

"Because of my participation in the CPA Advantage Program, I’ve had the privilege of meeting a lot of fantastic people, including well established accounting professionals, dedicated internationally trained professionals, and bright prospective students in business and accounting. I am inspired by their passion and eagerness to learn, and I enjoy sharing my own experiences with them."



Justin LaRocque

Justin LaRocque CPA, CA,
Director Financial Reporting, Liquor Stores

“My experience with the CPA Advantage Program has been great, and I would recommend it to other organizations. The lunch and learn sessions provide a comprehensive overview of the CPA program and get our staff excited about the prospect of becoming CPAs.”



Andrea Terrill

Andrea Terrill, CPA Candidate ,
Property Controller, Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre

"The Advantage Program made my application into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) quick and easy! The onsite lunch and learn session provided me the information I needed to quickly complete the preparatory courses and enter CPA PEP. Thanks to this information, I was able to transition from the CPA preparatory courses to CPA PEP within months!"


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